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Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is celebrating his 98th birthday today. He was born on September 9, 1924.

On April 14, 2022, he became the oldest president in Church history.

President Nelson is participating in meetings and other duties in the Church Administration Building on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is very grateful for the many cards and well wishes received.

Reflecting on the service and life of President Nelson, President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency, said, “He is an inspired and wise leader and the gentlest and sweetest person you could ever hope to associate with.”

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